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Methods of accepting payments online:

Payment Type Comment Advantages and Disadvantages
Direct Deposit (Internet Banking) Clients with this facility can pay direct but they need to know your Bank Account Details (BSB and Account Numbers) PROS : lowest transaction fees. Interstate.
CONS : Volume payments hard to track as client does not always enter the correct reference. Does not show on Statement immediately.
Cheque and Postal Order (Manual Bank Deposit) The old snail mail standbys PROS : low transaction fees
CONS : Postal and clearance delays. Very High International clearance fees.
Bank Merchant Accounts Already held by most existing businesses and suitable for off line credit card processing PROS : Accepts Credit Cards Fast payment processing. International.
CONS : Expensive monthly account fees. Plus Transaction Fees. Usually require Business Plan and proof of 2 years trading on application
Bank Credit Card Processing Portals Australian Bank online Credit Cards processing for selected established clients. PROS : Accepts Credit Cards Fast payment processing. International.
CONS : Expensive monthly account fees. Plus Transaction Fees. More difficult to obtain than a Merchant Account.
PAYPAL Verified Business Account allows funds transfer back to your normal Bank Account Suitable for start-up online businesses. Internationally acceptable method of payment PROS : Accepts Credit Cards. Free setup. Free Carts. International. Multi Currency. PayPal allows Card Payments from non members.
CONS : Transaction fees. If upgrading to a PayPal Merchant Account, fees similar to Australian Bank Charges.
PAYMENT GATEWAYS (Payments via encrypted Form or Gateway Portal ) Multiple solution payment service payment by credit card, Bpay, Bill Express, POST billpay, telephone, direct debit PROS : Accepts Credit Cards Multiple Payment Types. International.
CONS : Setup Fee, Transaction Fees.